The Woodward News

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March 9, 2013

County agenda has several topics

Woodward, Okla. — On Monday, Woodward County commissioners will address the incurring of indebtedness by the Woodward County Public Facilities Authority concerning the Fairgrounds Improvement Project.

According to County Clerk Charolett Waggoner, sales tax revenue bonds in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $14,200,000 will provide funds for the project.

Woodward County Public Facilities Authority, the same authority which incurred the indebtedness during the construction of the new county jail, was chosen to serve as bond trustee again for the fairgrounds project.

Waggoner said the Public Facilities Authority was also selected as bond trustee since it was already an established authority and since it was the recommendation by the Woodward's District Attorney's office as well.

In other business, Mack Mauldin is scheduled to be appointed to the Woodward County Fair Board as a District 3 representative.

Waggoner explained that the individual that was in that position prior to Mauldin had moved out of the county, and as such had to be replaced him with someone from within the county.

Commissioners will also hear a request from Bruce Pak and Kyong Linehan for a change of zoning classification for a lot in the Northwest Industrial Park southeast of Woodward.  Pak and Linehan are wanting to rezone the property from a general commercial district to a general industrial district.

"It's their intent to construct a commercial building on the property and lease it out to a business," Waggoner said.

But she said they had not specified as to what businesses they had in mind.

A request from Elsie and Justin Persall, Mike Scott, and Jack Scott will also be heard during the meeting. They're requesting to close a portion of a District 3 county road west of Woodward.

"There was a railroad crossing closed and it's a dead end now. They're the property owners on that road and they've requested that dead end be closed to through traffic," Waggoner said.

Commissioners will also hear a request from Poly Pipe Inc. for 2 utility permits to bore District 3 roadways for waterlines just past the county barns west of the city of Woodward.

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